I know a few of them on a personal level, and one of them lives locally. He and I wanted to catch up, so we sat down in his office here in northeast Ohio for about an hour. One thing we discussed was the site I'm launching, and he gave me some great pointers. However, one of the pointers pretty much flew in the face of something I thought was going to be a great idea. Initially, I wanted to buck that little piece of advice, but I caught myself. I reminded myself, "This guy is one of the most successful Internet marketers in IM history. Why on EARTH would I try to convince myself that I know better?" From time to time, I think our pride gets in the way of our success. Often, we're looking for a pat on the back, and if we get criticism instead, our initial response is to think that the critic just missed the mark on it. We have to get out of our own way. When you get counsel from someone who obviously knows what they're talking about, TAKE IT! Don't get into a disagreement with them over it, and don't discard the feedback just because it isn't what you wanted or expected. Use it. Let yourself want to succeed more than you want to be right.